Part-Time General Chinese

Part-time General Chinese is designed to improve your general proficiency in Chinese. It is suitable for learners who would like to improve their Chinese in their spare time, especially for those who work in Beijing and do not have time to study during the day. The Part–time General Chinese course is available all-year-round and at levels from Beginner to Proficiency. The level system is the same as in the intensive course. However, the teaching is more focused on key points to use the limited time efficiently.

Who is it suitable for?

Beginners, office staff, housewives and international students who live in Beijing, or those with flexible time to learn in a step-by-step form and effectively improve their existing Chinese level.

Is the Part-time General Chinese right for you?

The course will help you to:

  • Improve your general level of Chinese and understanding of the Chinese language
  • Develop your vocabulary around topics of general interest that are relevant to everyday life
  • Develop your listening and speaking skills and also basic grammar, some complementary reading and writing skills.

What will you study?

As a student following a General Chinese course, you improve your level of Chinese as you study grammar in context, expand your vocabulary around everyday topics and improve your pronunciation. You can practice the four core language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as benefit from conversation practice about interesting and relevant topics to develop your fluency.

How to book?

Go to our Home page→ Booking→ Part-time General Chinese→ Homestay/Hotel (or skip) → Airport picks up (or skip) →Submit registration


Beginner level

This level starts from Hanyu Pinyin learning, then to basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. You will be able to have simple conversations with Chinese people on daily life topics.

Level 1

At this level, you will learn 250 frequently used words, 25 sentence patterns and 150 sentences in common use, which enables you to introduce yourself, order in a restaurant and communicate with your house maids etc.

Level 2

You will learn 350 new words, 35 sentence patterns and 200 sentences in common use. You can express wishes and requirements concerning food, haircutting etc. and be able to discuss future plans.

Intermediate level

This level is mainly about spoken Chinese used in daily communication. You can communicate fluently with people on various topics under different circumstances.

Level 3

You will learn 300 new words, 45 sentence patterns and 250 sentences in common use. You will learn to express your feelings and describe life situations.

Level 4

You will continue to expand your vocabulary. At this level, you will learn 350 words, 55 sentence patterns and 300 sentences in common use. You will be able to express opinions on different things and become more familiar with Chinese culture.

Advanced level

You will expand your vocabulary and improve fluency in spoken Chinese to be on par with a native speaker. You will also become more familiar with Chinese culture and society.

Level 5

You will learn 400 new words, 70 sentence patterns and 350 sentences in common use. Learn more about the use of associated words as well as how to express your point of view.

Level 6

You will learn around 500 words, 80 sentence patterns and 400 sentences in common use. You will also learn more about Chinese culture, local customs and habits.

Proficiency level

Close to a native speaker, you will learn to use slang and idioms.

Level 7

You will learn the common use of idioms, phrases and slang, and to read newspapers and books in Chinese.

Level 8

Keep up with native speakers when discussing news and current events and expressing views and opinions on them.

Course Details

  • Levels offered: Beginner to Proficiency (Level 1-Level 8)
  • Number of students: 2 - 6
  • Material: 《My Chinese Classroom》,《Short-term Spoken Chinese》,《Boya Chinese》,《Conversational Chinese301》,《Read This Way》
  • Start day: Any day
  • Lesson times:
    • Mon. Wed. & Fri. (9:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm & 7:00-9:00pm)
    • Tue. & Thu. (9:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm & 7:00-9:00pm)
    • Sat. & Sun. (9:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm)

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